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Professors to Know in Electrical Engineering

David Allee, PhD - Arizona State University

Dr. David R. Allee teaches electrical engineering at Arizona State University. His research efforts are focused on flexible electronics, large sensing arrays, VLF electric and magnetic fields, nanometer-scale device, and nanofabrication.

He has published his work in peer-reviewed journals such as the IEEE Sensors Journal, Electronics Letters, and the Journal of the Society of Information Displays, where he has written about pixel sensors, simulation, fabrication, and bow-tie antennas. He completed his doctorate and master’s at Stanford University, postdoctoral research at Cambridge University, and bachelor’s at the University of Cincinnati—all in electrical engineering.

Petros A Ioannou, PhD - University of Southern California

Dr. Petros A. Ioannou is a professor of electrical engineering systems, aerospace and mechanical engineering, and industrial and systems engineering at the University of Southern California. He teaches courses in digital control systems, linear systems theory, nonlinear control systems, control systems, digital control laboratory experiments, and probability and statistics. His research foci include control systems and applications, control of computer networks bandwidth allocation, and intelligent transportation systems.

Dr. Ioannou has been published in top-notch journals such as the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. He also has received numerous awards such as the Transportation Technologies Award, the Outstanding Research Award, and the Presidential Young Investigator Award. He completed his doctorate in electrical engineering and masters in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and bachelors in the same subject from the University of London.

Aldo W. Morales, PhD - Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Aldo Morales is a part of the faculty of the electrical engineering and electrical engineering technology programs at Pennsylvania State University. He teaches courses in digital signal processing, neural networks, random variables and stochastic processes, wavelets, neural networks, and communications. His research efforts focus on signal integrity, communications, digital signal, mathematical morphology, wavelets, and neural networks.

Dr. Morales has published his work in top journals such as IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the International Journal of Modern Engineering, and the Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers. He completed his doctorate and master’s in electrical and computer engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his bachelor’s in electronics engineering at Northern University.

Featured Online Masters Programs in Electrical Engineering

Arizona State University

ASU's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering programs have been ranked in the top 25 percent by U.S. News and World Report. The school offers an online master of science in engineering (MSE) in electrical engineering.

The 30-credit program includes courses in electric power quality, molecular electronics, and computer controlled systems. Students gain an in-depth understanding of electrical engineering and are trained to become top-notch engineers. They develop ​skills ​in physical electronics; communications and electromagnetic, electronic and mixed-signal circuit design; and antennas and microwave circuits.

Graduates can take up roles such as electrical engineers, engineering managers, solar energy systems engineers, energy engineers, and nuclear engineers. Admissions requirements include a bachelor's or master's degree in electrical engineering or a related field from an accredited university and minimum GPA of 3.0, among others.

  • Location: Tempe, AZ
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Tuition: $988 per credit
  • Program length: Two years

Colorado State University

Colorado State University offers two options for aspiring electrical engineers: a master of engineering with a specialization in electrical engineering and master of science in electrical engineering. The program gives students a primer into new and innovative technologies and is ideal for working professionals, as it allows them ample flexibility and customization.

​The 30-credit program aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge and research experience to analyze, design, and improve computer systems. The curriculum covers electrical power engineering, digital signal processing, electric power quality, accelerator engineering, and computer networks. Throughout the program, students use state-of-the-art design tools, methods, and theories applicable to computer engineering. They develop creative problem-solving and analytical skills, both essential to meet the ever-evolving demands of the profession.

The two programs prepare students to work in various industries, including space and aerospace, power and energy, government and military, and manufacturing. Before applying to Colorado State University, students must submit a pre-application form to the electrical and computer engineering department. They must also have a degree in electrical engineering or a related subject, a GPA of at least 3.0, and GRE test scores.

  • Location: Fort Collins, CO
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Tuition: $685 per credit
  • Program length: Two years

Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University is ranked as one of the best engineering schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The school's 100 percent online electrical engineering master's program is an ideal choice for working professionals.

The 30-credit program includes core classes that help students develop advanced technical knowledge, research skills, and applications. Courses include engineering electromagnetics, power systems analysis, linear systems, and digital signal processing. As part of the program, students complete a non-thesis report for publication at a national or international conference, such as the IEEE.

Students applying to the program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two years of school as well as a bachelor's degree from an accredited institute. GMAT/GRE scores are not required. Graduates can pursue jobs in electronics manufacturing, bioengineering, scientific research, aerospace, consumer electronics, chemical, automotive, and power generation.

  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Tuition: $930 per credit
  • Program length: Two years

University of Southern California

The Viterbi School of Engineering at USC designed an online master of science in electrical engineering (MSEE) for students seeking a career in the electric power industry. The program prepares students for leadership roles in entrepreneurial, governmental, or industrial environments.

The 28-credit program provides students with a solid understanding of topics such as operating systems, advanced electromagnetic theory, computer networks, electromagnetics, power systems technology, and mixed-signal integrated circuit design.

Graduates can pursue careers in systems design, power engineering, microelectronics, professional communications, nanotechnology, and computer networks. To apply for the program, students must have a bachelor's degree, a GPA of at least 3.0, and a satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE.

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Tuition: $2,005 per credit
  • Program length: 16 to 24 months

Iowa State University

Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a fully online master’s degree in electrical engineering. Students can choose from four specializations: communications and signal processing; electric power and energy systems; electromagnetic, microwave, and nondestructive evaluation; and systems and controls.

The communications concentration focuses on innovative research in signal processing and wireless communications, while the electric power specialty focuses on power and energy research. The electromagnetics track covers electromagnetic properties, computational electromagnetics, and the behavior of materials, and the last concentration, systems and controls, examines control theory and new applications of controls perspectives.

Students are trained to undertake advanced study and research in electrical and computer engineering. Upon completion of the 30-credit program, graduates can pursue opportunities in a variety of engineering industries and organizations. To apply, students must have completed a bachelor's degree or a master's degree in electrical engineering or a related field from an accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA and submit GRE test scores.

  • Location: Ames, IA
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Tuition: $572 per credit
  • Program length: 30 months

Purdue University

Purdue University's online master of electrical and computer engineering program is consistently ranked among the top ten programs of its kind by the U.S. News and World Report.

Made up of 30 credits, the program is designed to make students experts in the electrical and computer engineering area. They delve into topics such as engineering economic analysis, digital signal processing, digital image processing, digital communications, and linear algebra applications.

Applicants must have a GPA of 3.25, GRE scores, official transcripts, and letters of recommendation, among other requirements. The program trains students to lead the global engineering environment. At the end of the program, graduates can pursue various roles in the electrical engineering industry.

  • Location: West Lafayette, IN
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • Tuition: $1,302 per credit
  • Program length: Two years

Johns Hopkins University

The online master of science in electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins has three flexible options: online, on-site, or a hybrid of both. The curriculum aims to make students knowledgeable and skillful in developing systems for communication, control, measurement, computation, and information transformation.

The program is made up of ten courses that can be completed within five years. Students can choose from two concentrations: communications and networking or photonics. Courses in the former concentration include antenna systems, probability and stochastic processes for engineers, satellite communications, and communication systems engineering. Courses in the photonics concentration cover techniques in optics, mathematical methods for physics and engineering, and laser fundamentals.

Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0. GRE scores are not required. Students learn essential skills in the program such as applying electrical and computer engineering methods to functional systems, conducting experiments and analyzing the results, and using advanced analytical techniques for engineering practice. The program prepares graduates to become leaders in engineering and pursue various roles in the industry.

  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Tuition: $5,374 per course
  • Program length: 48 to 60 months

University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin designed an online master of science in electrical engineering degree to teach students how to solve complex problems of electrical power engineering and keep pace with new scientific findings. The online program allows students to work while earning their degree.

The 30-credit program requires students to attend a three-week on-campus lab course over the summer. The curriculum includes courses on power electronic circuits, the introduction to electric drive systems, electric power systems, solid-state power conversion, and automatic controls. The on-campus lab course helps students gain hands-on experience with guidance from industry experts.

Admission requirements for this master’s include a bachelor of science degree from an ABET-accredited program (or the equivalent) and a minimum GPA of 3.0. The program prepares students to pursue opportunities in various engineering industries as well as management-level positions.

  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Tuition: $1,600 per credit
  • Program length: Two to four years

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